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Christopher K. Patronella, Md, Facs, Fics

The Liposuction Procedure

The body sculpting process requires a discerning eye and careful attention to shaping ideal contours. An over-aggressive removal of fat for the sake of size reduction alone can lead to an unbalanced, artificial look and irregular contours. The various methods of liposuction are simply techniques. The plastic surgeon’s application of the method is of far more importance than the specific method that is used.

Christopher K. Patronella - MD, FACS, FICS

Body Contouring with Liposuction

Liposuction, also known as “lipoplasty,” is a procedure Dr. Patronella uses to reshape the bodies of women throughout the Houston area, creating more ideal contours and proportions through the removal of fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. Common trouble zones like the inner thighs, “love handles,” and the lower abdomen can attain smoother, firmer contours as a result of this procedure.

The Benefits of Liposuction

A leaner figure

A sleeker silhouette

Smoother curves

Increased confidence

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Areas Treated with Liposuction

Abdomen and Waists

Get rid of your “love handles,” “muffin top,” or “lower pooch” for a flatter, leaner abdomen.

Buttocks

Enhance the shape of your butt as fat is strategically removed with this sculpting procedure.

Hips

Make wide hips narrower for slimmer, yet shapelier curves.

Thighs

Avoid chafing inner thighs and eliminate “saddlebags” from the outer thighs while you get the sexy legs you desire.

Knees and Ankles

Get rid of flabby knees and the dreaded “cankles” to reveal more shapely lower legs

Neck

Appear thinner in pictures and younger in real life by removing a double chin or stubborn neck fat.

Arms

Wear summer clothing with confidence by slimming and contouring your arms.

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Combine with True Form Tummy Tuck®

Dr. Patronella frequently incorporates liposuction as a part of his revolutionary True Form Tummy Tuck® procedure. Liposuction helps achieve natural transitions, a contoured abdomen and waist, and more elegant, natural appearance.

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Is Financing Available?

Dr. Patronella believes that every woman should be able to afford to have the body she desires, so he offers financing options to his patients. You may discuss your financing options during your initial consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Will liposuction help me lose weight?

    Although weight loss is a welcome result from this procedure, liposuction is not intended for weight loss. The primary goal of the procedure is to reshape the body to create ideal contours by eliminating excess fat that is difficult to target with diet and exercise alone.

  • Who is a good candidate for liposuction?

    The best candidates for liposuction have good skin elasticity and have been unsuccessful in losing fat from specific areas of the body. Excessively obese patients are often not the best candidates for this procedure. Patients who have poor skin elasticity or excess sagging skin are better candidates for body contouring procedures that target these concerns, such as an arm lift or tummy tuck.

  • Does liposuction remove cellulite?

    Although liposuction can sometimes improve cellulite, there is no guarantee it will be removed. If desired, Dr. Patronella can implement other treatments to help reduce the appearance of cellulite.

  • Are results permanent with liposuction?

    Results are permanent unless you gain a significant amount of weight. However, the weight that you gain will likely be distributed differently than if you had not undergone liposuction.

  • Does liposuction cause dimpling in the skin?

    Dimpling is a known risk with liposuction, but in the hands of a skilled and experienced surgeon like Dr. Patronella, skin irregularities like dimpling are rare.

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Dr. Patronella’s warm and friendly patient care team will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have and schedule your appointment with Dr. Patronella in Houston, TX.

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